Since its establishment in the Mexican market some few years back, GoodWe has been a leading supplier of inverters for hundreds of small commercial projects, such as this 20kW installation at a restaurant in the beach town of Puerto Vallarta, in Jalisco Mexico. As many other similar businesses in Mexico, this small restaurant saw its viability threatened by the rising electricity bills and it´s been thanks to the use of solar energy and the GoodWe inverters that this company has returned to a path of growth. In 2018 GoodWe became the Top 7th largest PV inverter supplier of the world, according to Wood Mackenzie.
The state of Jalisco in Mexico has been home for many years of technology industries and start-ups. Perhaps as a reflection of the fact that is located at a region of Mexico with the best solar irradiation, it´s been the cradle of the solar industry in the country. Many Mexican heavy solar weights are located in Jalisco and it has been quite common for local business over the years the utilization of solar technologies. Something distinctive about projects of this size is the fact that many owners have been opting to use residential inverters such as the NS and DNS of GoodWe, that are paired together to feed electricity to businesses such as small hotels, restaurants, gas stations and small factories.
The good name of GoodWe in the Mexican market has been primarily shaped by these two inverters, the NS and DNS, which have been in high demand due to the fact that they are very user friendly and to the great value that they deliver. Market participants in Mexico indicate that these two inverters are very easy to install, not only because their light weight but that the sets include all that is needed to have them up and running in a very short period of time. Users also praise their great efficiency and productivity, which is above the more expensive options in the market. The outstanding oversizing features and the quiet operation is something also that users love about the GoodWe inverters.
The new administration of Mexico suspended last year the solar long term auctions and although this has slowed the pace of growth of solar in the country for utility size projects, this cancellation has actually seen in the country as a bless for distributed generation. The solar boom in this segment, that encompasses both residential and C & I, has continued due to a number of reasons: the electricity tariffs have continued to rise; the supply of natural gas has been affected by a number of issues and the manufacturing industry is desperate to find affordable and reliable alternative sources. If this was not enough, severe pollution in Mexico City has pushed the government to launch the Solar City project that aims to install 100 MW in the capital city.
The expanding portfolio of GoodWe products have a number of technical advantages that can bring enormous benefit to the Mexican market. GoodWe’s second generation of C & I inverters stands out: enhanced efficiency and oversizing, compatibility with bifacial modules, string level monitoring and PLC communications are only some of the reasons behind the great reputation that the GoodWe inverters enjoy in the international market. Also, for the residential segment, GoodWe has a new powerful and extremely easy to carry inverter, the XS. This offer of new products will be in display at the GoodWe’s booth at the upcoming Greenergy Exhibition in Mexico City in September. Stay tuned for more details.